Can cyberslacking buffer the negative relationship between life-domain conflicts and well-being?
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IWP Conference 2016
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Over the last years, the Internet has become omnipresent and people have almost constant and manifold opportunities to go online ? be it via computers, laptop computers, tablets, smartphones, or smartwatches. Cyberslacking (also known as personal internet use at work, or cyberloafing) is a behavior not easy to prevent considering the ample and easy ways of accessing the Internet. Drawing on boundary management theory (Ashforth, Kreiner, & Fugate, 2000) and border theory (Clark, 2000), as well as previous literature regarding personal internet use at work, we investigate the potential opportunity cyberslacking poses to alleviate life-domain conflicts.
In this longitudinal study a total of 208 participants, who provided all necessary data and stated to either work full or part time and reported to work more than five hours per week, made it into the final analyses (49% female, in average 44.6 years old).
Results indicate that cyberslacking has indeed the potential to act as a boundary management strategy to buffer the negative effect of life-domain conflicts on well-being, at least on the short run.